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Who is affected by accessibility?
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Written by Daniel Towers
Updated over a week ago

Accessibility for people with disabilities

Most people still think of accessibility in terms of disability. 1 in 5 people in the UK have some kind of disability, and 1 in 4 in the United States.

  • Dyslexia
    10% of the UK are dyslexic.

  • Hand-motor impairment
    12% of people have tremors or other impairments.

  • ADHD and autism
    Diagnosed in over 11% of children.

  • Hearing loss
    19% of the UK suffer from hearing loss.

  • Vision impairment
    3% of UK has significant sight loss, 0.5% are legally blind.

  • Anxiety disorders
    18% of US adults suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Accessibility for everyone

Accessibility isn’t just for people with disabilities. If you’ve ever used captions to watch a video without sound, you’ve benefitted from accessible technologies. Modern accessibility helps everyone.

  • Poor visibility
    Using a phone in bright sunlight

  • Low attention
    Crying child on lap, phone ringing in background

  • Poor hearing
    At a loud bar

  • Deaf
    No headphones, sees video in Facebook feed

  • Manual dexterity
    Using phone one-handed on train

  • Low comprehension
    A tourist is trying to use your site in a second language

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